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Blake Barlow

Director of Agronomy and Research

About Blake

Blake Barlow is the director of research and agronomy for Missouri Soybeans. In his position, he will drive innovation and find solutions for the Missouri Soybean Farmer. This also includes managing the evaluation and selection of plant breeding, biotech research projects and applied agronomic projects funded by Missouri’s checkoff.

In addition to managing the research portfolio and agronomic projects, he will serve as the staff liaison between the North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP) and the Mid-South Soybean Board (MSSB).

Blake is a graduate of the University of Central Missouri with a Bachelor’s in Science in agriculture business and crop and soil science. He then earned a Master’s in Science in plant, insect, and microbial science from the University of Missouri—Columbia.

Blake is originally from Hale, Mo., where his family has deep roots in seed sales. He has kept his hand within his family’s farm with his wife, Haylee. 


Hale, MO